Would you more, less, or equally likely to vote for a presidential candidate if you learned that he/she had an extramarital affair?
Less. Can't control yourself = not trustworthy.
Shows that they are willing to give into base urges and aren't trustworthy. Though depending on how long ago it was would also affect my decision. If it was within 5 years it would be a lot more damming than one from a decade or two ago.
I said less but I don't have very strong arguments.
We've had presidents who have had known affairs and probably several more that are not known. But we fall into this morality trap and dismiss anyone whose affair becomes public.
it would depend on why
I definitely wouldn't be more likely.
We already had one scummy guy in there and that's enough. No integrity no vote!
I voted Less because I am less likely to follow you with each presidential candidate question you post...
It shows a lack of commitment and weakness.
Depends on his record, not the action. around his pants. Monogamy was created by society, not nature.
Less likely. There's very little I dislike more than a dishonest politician.
This one might depend on his/her conduct surrounding the affair. The execrable conduct of John Edwards comes to mind.
Fükk anybody you want but don't fükk the country.
This is the only one that Would make me less likely to vote for him/her.
That is the business of he and his wife. It has zero to do with how he runs the country.
It's none of our business. But it tells me about their character.
Viet- you know all the sex scandals that have come out with politicians? Now multiply that times 100. That number is a low figure for how many haven't been caught in sex scandals.
Very true early bird. But I can't assume someone is guilty without evidence. While I'm sure these "scandals" happen more than we know, breaking a promise to the one person that is supposed to mean the most to you seems fishy.
It IS OUR BUSINESS. If a man makes a vow to his wife concerning their marriage and breaks it, why do think he would not crew over his constituents who elected him??? YOU will be the first to get the shaft.
Glock- there have been presidents in the past with well known affairs. Some were considered great presidents.
I'm not condoning it but it's between a husband and wife.
I would only add that many marriages are for political convenience. Both parties go into the marriage knowing they will not be faithful to one another.
I agree Tierra.
Mark my words, one day it will come out that Hillary is gay. I believe they got together knowing they had potential to be a power couple. They were right!
I believe you could be right EB. I have always assumed she has her own affairs.
Slightly less, because if they're willing to break marriage vows, which I'm assuming we're taken as sacred, I don't trust them too much.